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Joseph J. Vitaliano

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Joseph J. Vitaliano, 65
TINTON FALLS, N.J. -- Joseph J. Vitaliano, 65, of Tinton Falls, N.J., died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., after a brief illness, with his beloved
wife at his side.
He was born in Long Branch and lived in Natick, Mass., and West Long Branch before moving to Tinton Falls 18 years ago.
Joe was a fishery biologist at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on Sandy Hook from 1986-2014 before retiring in February of this year. Prior to that, he was a research scientist for the United States Army Natick Labs in Natick. He wrote and published several research articles and conducted seminars that were work related.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern University, in Boston, where he was a proud member of the Nu Epsilon Zeta fraternity. Joe earned a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He was also a member of the American Fisheries Society.
Joe imparted critical thought and honesty through dialogue. Family, travel, cuisine, writing and intellectualism were just some of his many passions and loves.
He was predeceased by his parents, William J. and Mary (Beluta) Vitaliano; and his father- in-law, John J. (Wally) Walsh. Surviving are his wife, Norah Walsh Vitaliano; brother William and his wife Jaeme Vitaliano of West Long Branch; nephew William Vitaliano, niece Victoria Vitaliano; aunt Kay Sparandeo of West Long Branch; godmother Dorothy Szczecina; godson Steven Szczecina; mother-in-law Petronilla Walsh; sister-in-law Cynthia and her husband Michael Loring; nephew Joshua Loring, niece Kristina Loring; and many cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7 p.m., with a service at 6:30 p.m., on Friday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, N.J. For condolences, please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com.
Joseph J. Vitaliano

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 25, 2014
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